Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (WFOT 2012)
Read the Statement on Occupational Therapy
For further information, read the "Definitions of Occupational Therapy from Member Organisations revised Sepember 2012" document in the Resource Centre. This can be found in the 'General' category.